Symposia & Cooperations

Symposia & Cooperations

Always at the forefront and able to reflect upon new insights, the Berlin Performing Arts Program provides invitation to topic-specific symposia several times a year. From questions about audience development, marketing or innovative tools for further education and qualification offers, the concentrated events pass on well-founded knowledge and provide new impulses within the performing arts.

The Performing Arts Program regularly initiates shared events and cooperation projects in close collaboration with other art forms and fields. Annually the Performersion, held as part of re:publica, brings together people working in the field of digital culture with the independent performing arts community in order to explore, over the course of workshops and in discussion formats, how ideas can be jointly realized with the tools of technology and the performing arts in order to make them useful for culture and politics.
The pilot project Guides to Berlin's Independent Arts Community was the first cooperation of the Performing Arts Program of LAFT Berlin in cooperation with the advisement structures Music Pool, Lettrétage e. V. (the project Schreiben & leben) and the artist advisement program in Kulturwerk of bbk berlin GmbH. It is intended to support international artists, writers, musicians, performing artists and culture makers in gaining a foothold within the cultural sector.
In addition the exchange project PRALIN intends to actively promote and support the communication between the independent performing arts communities in Berlin and Prague. Exchange trips connect different independent performing arts communities nationwide. 


No matter whether dealing with a symposium or a cooperation event, one question is always at the forefront: how and what can we learn from each other and sustainably integrate in our own work? The Berlin Performing Arts Program provides all of the knowledge it gains from these events online for future reference as well as in topic-specific publications that are given out free of charge.


13. March 2024 | 10:00 - 16:30

Digital Symposium: Money Matters II

27. February 2024 | 11:30 - 21:00
Ballhaus Ost, Pappelallee 15, 10437 Berlin

Practices and Futures of Collectives


Culture Journalism
30. August 2022 | 11:00 - 19:00
Silent Green, Gerichtstraße 35, 13347 Berlin

Symposium Day 1: Between Participation, Money and Solidarity – the Future of Cultural Journalism in Dialogue with the Independent Performing Arts Community